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Spreading depression: Epilepsy’s wave of death

Science Translational Medicine  08 Apr 2015:
Vol. 7, Issue 282, pp. 282fs14
DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aaa9854

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Abstract

Seizures may trigger spreading depression in brainstem nuclei, leading to central cardiorespiratory collapse and sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (Aiba and Noebels, this issue).

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